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Martin [Admin]

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Another Super Super yacht!
« on: March 31, 2021, 09:53:42 am »

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Re: Another Super Super yacht!
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2021, 12:43:47 pm »

My big question regards these super luxury yachts is how do they handle in really rough seas  or do they just act as showpieces in the mill pond of a very large marina ?
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Re: Another Super Super yacht!
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2021, 01:40:12 pm »

I always thought the rudders were underneath the boat. %%
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Re: Another Super Super yacht!
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2021, 04:25:43 pm »

I always thought the rudders were underneath the boat. %%

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Re: Another Super Super yacht!
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2021, 04:26:24 pm »

I always thought the rudders were underneath the boat. %%

  Just for show and bragging rights!
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Re: Another Super Super yacht!
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2021, 04:36:31 pm »

I had a read of it using google translate the "sails" are more solar panels than sails ( though they would work as sails their rigid shape means they will be relatively inefficient I'd think ) I'd think you would need to have more money than sense to build it as it's probably in the region of several hundred million quids worth.......

https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=es&tl=en&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.expansion.com%2Fnauta360%2Fvela%2F2021%2F03%2F30%2F6061b830468aebbf378b4649.html
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Re: Another Super Super yacht!
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2021, 08:34:19 pm »

My big question regards these super luxury yachts is how do they handle in really rough seas  or do they just act as showpieces in the mill pond of a very large marina ?


Many many are fair weather only. Theatres of operation can be restricted by insurers, e.g. not in Caribbean during hurricane season. Trans-oceanic transits frequently done piggy-back on specialised commercial vessels. They are not really built to handle what professional mariners would call ‘heavy weather’. The Mirabella V Was the largest single-masted yacht in the world when she was built - the mast was so high (anecdotally) that she couldn’t pass under the Golden Gate Bridge and sails had to be reefed in winds over 15 knots.  A recently-built sail-assisted 3-mast mega yacht (mainmast reportedly 105 metres high) has an insured value in excess of 4 hundred million US$ (built for a Russian oligarch). So generally they are expensive play-things for the wealthy see-and-be-seen crowd. That being said, some of them are spectacular looking beasts.
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